Re: Intent To Split: netbase
On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 12:57:00AM -0700, Alex Romosan wrote:
> i've read it right after i tried to uninstall the packages i didn't
> want only to discover i couldn't do it. so netbase was split upstream.
> great, now i can install only the parts that i want. but i can't
> because netbase still depends on all these packages. so i would argue
> that this defeats the split upstream. moreover it introduces an
> empty package. btw, i didn't call anybody dumb. an empty netbase
> package is dumb though.
Well.. the main reason is of course not to plit the packages so the user can
remove some of them (which is a good reason but not the main reason). The
main reason is simply to be able to have a package for each upstream
version. This is good cause it is less work to the maintainer, will ensure
that the tools can be upgraded independendly and that you actually can have
pristine orig sources. This is something every debian package has, but
netbase not. So i think it is important to split.
Me, as the upstream net-tool co maintainer is now going to take over the
package and this will ensure it is always up to date (in unstable) with the
current released cvs snapshot.